• Arab paper claims Israel is largest buyer of ISIS oil; Israel denies
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[URL="http://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-paper-claims-israel-biggest-buyer-of-islamic-state-oil/"]http://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-paper-claims-israel-biggest-buyer-of-islamic-state-oil/[/URL] [QUOTE]Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, which publishes a widely read newspaper in Arabic and English and is linked to accused former Knesset member Azmi Bishara, claims Kurdish and Turkish smugglers transport the oil out of Syria and Iraq before selling it at rock bottom prices. According to the report, which was denied by Jerusalem, Israel is the primary buyer of the oil, with “several brokers” involved in purchase and transport.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE]According to the report, Israel purchased 19 million barrels of Kurdish oil, worth roughly $1 billion, between May and August of this year. The massive amount meets two-thirds of the Jewish state’s oil needs and may be a way to covertly support the Kurds’ fight against the Islamic State, the report said. “Israeli demand runs at roughly 240,000 barrels per day. More than a third of all of the northern Iraqi exports, which are shipped from Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, went to Israel over the period,” read the report. Industry sources said Israel may have stored or exported some of the oil.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE]An Islamic State representative told Al Araby Al-Jadeed the group did not intend to provide oil to Israel but was not involved in the process once it was sold on. “To be fair, the [IS] organisation sells oil from caliphate territories but does not aim to sell it to Israel or any other country,” he said. “It produces and sells it via mediators, then companies, who decide whom to sell it to.” [/QUOTE] Al Araby is pretty sketchy but if this is true, /pol/'s going to lose its shit.
Funny that the taliban were blaming rival taliban groups of being ISIS afiliates recently. Now everyone is getting on the "our rival is buying ISIS oil" bandwagon. Who next China accusing Taiwan of buying it. Seems like propaganda to me.
[QUOTE=mdeceiver79;49228065]Funny that the taliban were blaming rival taliban groups of being ISIS afiliates recently. Now everyone is getting on the "our rival is buying ISIS oil" bandwagon. Who next China accusing Taiwan of buying it. Seems like propaganda to me.[/QUOTE] It's really hard to track down oil to a source, Israel probably thought they were buying only Kurdish oil.
[QUOTE=Svinnik;49228080]It's really hard to track down oil to a source, Israel probably thought they were buying only Kurdish oil.[/QUOTE] Because Israel is such an innocent country.....
[QUOTE=Svinnik;49228080]It's really hard to track down oil to a source, Israel probably thought they were buying only Kurdish oil.[/QUOTE] Well the article said it was from a turkish seller. So unlikely it would be kurds, it might be right about IS though.
The paper has it in its interest to claim this and Israel has no reason to do anything but deny it, it's impossible to glean any information from this.
Not surprised, hell I wouldn't be surprised if the whole ISIS thing was just an invention that spiraled out of control.
[QUOTE=Megadave;49228139]Not surprised, hell I wouldn't be surprised if the whole ISIS thing was just an invention that spiraled out of control.[/QUOTE] Clarify on that last part?
[QUOTE=Source;49228097]Because Israel is such an innocent country.....[/QUOTE] Israel supports Kurdistan and buying from ISIS on purpose would damage relationship between Kurds and Israelis. Besides, there is no reason for Israel to want to buy oil from an organization that wants to destroy it.
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[QUOTE=Megadave;49228139]Not surprised, hell I wouldn't be surprised if the whole ISIS thing was just an invention that spiraled out of control.[/QUOTE] wow you sound like a rational individual with good opinions
[QUOTE=Svinnik;49228080]It's really hard to track down oil to a source, Israel probably thought they were buying only Kurdish oil.[/QUOTE] If you really wanted to get all forensic, you could probably analyze the oil's impurities and figure out from where it was sourced, but I'm no expert on how or if someone could do that.
[QUOTE=Alxnotorious;49228994]If you really wanted to get all forensic, you could probably analyze the oil's impurities and figure out from where it was sourced, but I'm no expert on how or if someone could do that.[/QUOTE] I imagine that would be supremely expensive, and also require access to the well the oil came from.
[quote]According to the report, Israel purchased 19 million barrels of Kurdish oil, worth roughly $1 billion, between May and August of this year. The massive amount meets two-thirds of the Jewish state’s oil needs and may be a way to covertly support the Kurds’ fight against the Islamic State, the report said.[/quote] How is this bad?? I don't get it.
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